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Domestic water quantity, service level and health

Sufficient quantities of water for household use, including for drinking, food preparation and hygiene, are needed to protect public health and for well-being and prosperity.

This second edition reviews the evidence about the relationships between water quantity, water accessibility and health. The effects of water reliability, continuity and price on water use, are also covered. Updated guidance, including recommended targets, is provided on domestic water supply to ensure beneficial health outcomes.

TitleDomestic water quantity, service level and health
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHoward, G., Bartram, J., Williams, A., Overbo, A., Fuenta, D., Geere, J.
Edition2nd ed.
Paginationxi, 60 p. : 2 fig., 12 tab.
Date Published12/2020
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-92-4-001524-1
Keywordsaccess to water, domestic use, health impact, literature reviews, water collection time, water consumption, water distribution, water quantity
Abstract

Sufficient quantities of water for household use, including for drinking, food preparation and hygiene, are needed to protect public health and for well-being and prosperity.

This second edition reviews the evidence about the relationships between water quantity, water accessibility and health. The effects of water reliability, continuity and price on water use, are also covered. Updated guidance, including recommended targets, is provided on domestic water supply to ensure beneficial health outcomes.

Notes

Reference list: p. 46-60

URLhttps://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240015241
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